Man Reaches Settlement with Crookston Diocese
By Kenneth Chase
September 27, 2017
A local man claiming leadership at the Diocese of Crookston threatened and intimidated him into hiding his sexual abuse by a clergy member back in the 70s has reached a settlement with the Catholic organization.
A statement on the Diocese of Crookston's website said that the church and Ron Vasek reached a settlement.
Vasek sued Bishop Michael Hoeppner for threatening and intimidating Vasek to keep quiet about sexual abuse that Vasek says happened to him as a teenager, at the hands of Roger Grundhaus, Vasek’s priest at the time.
While we do not know how much money Vasek settled for, the statement said no funds from the Diocese were used to pay the amount.